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Carcinogens on tap

Far away from Flint, cancer-causing agents also taint drinking water, elevating lifetime risk

April 14, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

Lead-laced water has endangered Flint residents and saturated presidential politics, but another frightening family of toxins fouls U.S. drinking water: carcinogens

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Thompson team lauded by Environmental Protection Agency

Remarkable water study recruitment effort in Eastern Washington went 'above and beyond expectations'

Jan. 3, 2012 | By Colleen Steelquist

Dr. Beti Thompson, head of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Public Health Sciences Division, and her project manager, Elizabeth Carosso, received a Civil Rights and Environmental Justice award from the Environmental Protection Agency for their recruitment efforts for a groundwater contamination study in the Lower Yakima Valley.

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